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Candidates should attach a cover letter that addresses teaching and research interests, potential for having a metropolitan impact, and commitment to undergraduate instruction.  Applicants should also attach a curriculum vitae (CV) as well as names, titles, and contact information for three professional references.  Priority will be given to candidates who apply by December 1, 2018.  A review of applications will begin immediately thereafter; applications received after this date may be considered until the position is filled.

Job Summary

A tenure-track Assistant Professor of Human Services is sought to work collaboratively within the Department of Health and Human Services at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.  Candidates are sought who have teaching and research strengths in any of a broad array of human services fields.  We encourage applications from persons with experience conducting intervention research serving particularly vulnerable and underserved populations.

Candidates will be expected to teach required and elective courses in the undergraduate Health and Human Services curriculum.  The preferred candidate will have teaching strengths that support courses such as Working with Vulnerable and Hard-to-Reach Populations, Fundraising and Grant Writing, and/or System of Care, among others.  Candidates will also be encouraged to develop new courses as needed that align with their substantive area of expertise.

Candidates should have substantive scholarly expertise in one or more defined human services areas in which they would have the potential to develop collaborative research efforts in the metropolitan Detroit area. We seek a colleague with an active research program and track record of published scholarship, as well as an ability to drawn on this research to inform their teaching and service.  Candidates engaged in multidisciplinary research or community-based research collaborations are welcomed.  We also value candidates committed to evidence-based intervention research employing traditional and non-traditional methods (e.g., ethnography, Photovoice, and/or mixed methods).

The successful candidate will join a small but vibrant community of scholars collectively dedicated to addressing health and human service disparities with expertise in areas including gender and reproductive health, religion and health, environmental health, patient-centered health care, obesity and chronic disease, mental health and suicide prevention, and poverty.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn) is one of the three campuses of the University of Michigan. UM-Dearborn, a comprehensive university offering high quality undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education to residents of southeastern Michigan, and attracts more than 9,000 students. Our faculty comes from respected universities and doctoral programs, are recognized for excellence in research and teaching, and are active in professional and academic service roles in their respective fields. US News and World Report recently recognized our campus as a Best Regional University.

The campus is located on 200 acres of the original Henry Ford Estate. Dearborn is centrally located within one of America's largest business regions. The geographically diverse area provides faculty with a variety of urban, suburban, and rural areas within a reasonable commute, including Detroit, Detroit suburbs, and Ann Arbor.

The College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS) seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.  Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. The University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Required Qualifications*

Candidates should possess a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in any human services field, counseling or addiction studies, child life or other behavioral, social science, or related field; persons who are ABD and will complete their doctoral degree by August 15, 2019 are eligible to apply.  

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job caniddates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reportint Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.